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Business Disputes | Civil Lawsuits

Business enterprises face a complex web of legal obligations and challenges. Meeting these challenges requires knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, and vigorous representation in disputes with consumers, vendors, and competitors. Steve Crane is an outstanding business litigation attorney offering offer extensive experience, skill, and success in the metropolitan Detroit areas and surrounding regions.

For more than 20 years, Steve Crane Jr has successfully prosecuted and defended against legal actions, and we have likewise achieved client objectives through arbitrations and negotiated settlements. As an experienced lawyer, Steve can gauge when it makes sense to go to court. He knows that a letter or phone call — with proper wording and timing — can be more effective or cost-efficient than suing for damages or injunctive relief. For those cases that must be presented to a judge or jury, he is eminently qualified to assert your interests.

Steve handles all disputes involving Business Disputes, from all stages of litigation, including pre-trial orders, summary-disposition orders, jury, and non-jury trial judgments, and post-trial orders.

Steve represents businesses and individuals in lawsuits involving a variety of areas, including complex business and commercial litigation, arbitration, real estate disputes, employment law, probate litigation, and criminal defense.

If you have a Business Dispute, you should contact Steve. He and his team can assess the facts of your case and help you determine the best course of action to move forward.

To schedule a discrete and confidential consultation about your matter, email or call us at (248) 963-6300.

Types of Business Disputes

Steve Crane Jr. represents business owners and business professionals in disputes that may arise with competitors, affiliates, consumers, vendors, or vendees, current or former employees, officers or directors, and others. These type of matters include:Breach of contract;

Real Estate Litigation

Real estate litigation encompasses a broad range of contractual, statutory, and other legal obligations, including landlord/tenant relations, sale or purchase of property, investment, development, and land use issues. Steve Crane Jr. represent businesses who are purchasing, selling, leasing, or investing in real property. Also, he assists businesses who are experiencing difficulties developing the real property they own, helping them in disputes with contractors, investors, and governmental agencies, boards and regulators.

Breach of Contract

Running a business requires the creation and adherence to contracts. If you find yourself embroiled in a contract dispute, Steve Crane Jr. is here to help you resolve the dispute and if necessary, seek damages caused by a contract breach.

Steve defends clients against allegations of contract breaches. He firmly believe you deserve the most accomplished team of commercial litigation lawyers that possess the capability of handling either side of a contract dispute. Steve ensures that you understand the legal process as it pertains to a contract dispute and present the options you have for pursing a case or defending yourself against false breach of contract charges.

Fraud

Fraud cases require the support of considerable documentation, from a copy of a bill of sale to the terms written into a leasing contract. Our team of commercial litigation attorneys successfully proves fraudulent intent, which requires superior knowledge of acceptable business practices, as well as how commercial law addresses business fraud.

Steve has more than 20 years’ experience and knowledge in helping clients pursue fraud cases against individuals or other businesses. Since it is rare to uncover explicit intent to defraud someone or a company, we meticulously review records to discover the true intentions of fraud, as well as prove clients followed every protocol for delivering goods and services

Franchise Litigation

Franchisors and franchisees have a relationship unlike almost any other in business, with a franchisee taking on the obligation to publicly maintain the franchisor’s brand and business goodwill in a particular area. Crane Law and Steve Crane assist both franchisors and franchisees in disputes over alleged breaches of a franchise agreement, business fraud, failures to make required payments, and infringement of either party’s intellectual property.

Non-Competition Agreements

Businesses draft non-compete agreements to prevent employees from leaving a company to work for a competitor. Non-compete agreements typically last for a year or two. From restaurant managers to electric engineers, a non-compete agreement specifies a geographic area where a former employee is not allowed to work, if he or she remains employed in the same business niche. For example, it does not make sense to want a non-compete agreement for a former employee in the information technology industry who decides to change careers by making the transition into the retail industry as a sales professional.

Steve has represented both employers and employees in non-compete commercial litigation cases.

Slander, Defamation, Libel, and Cyber-Smearing

One’s reputation is one of its most important assets, and any false or misleading information made available to the public can cause irreparable damages. False statements regarding the performance or quality of a product, for example, can impact sales and hurt the company’s brand. The internet has further enabled the spread of false information. Defamation law allows one to hold individuals accountable for the damage caused by statements that they know to be false, or that they made without reasonably inquiring as to its falsity.

Steve represents businesses and individuals in lawsuits involving a variety of areas, including complex business and commercial litigation, arbitration, real estate disputes, employment law, probate litigation, and criminal defense.

If you have a business dispute, you should contact Steve. He and his team can assess the facts of your case and help you determine the best course of action to move forward.

To schedule a discrete and confidential consultation about your matter, email or call Steve at (248) 963-6300.